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E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Oct 26, 2009

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Theo Bastiaens; Jon Dron; Cindy Xin

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Number of papers: 596

  1. Using RSS in Collaborative Course Development

    Harris Wang, Athabasca University, Canada

    RSS (for Really Simply Syndication) is a new technology for syndicating contents on the World Wide Web, whereas collaborative course development in today’s Web-based distance education is to have... More

    pp. 764-770

  2. Using Emerging Technologies to Decrease Anxiety and Improve Performance in a Doctoral Statistics Course

    Dorraine Watts, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States; Jennifer Chuba, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, United States; Brandon Henry, Dina Kurzweil & Beth Marcellas, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States; Jan Mulkern & Sara Tarr, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, United States

    Abstract: It is well documented that statistics is one of the most stress producing courses most students take in graduate school. This project aims to break the tortuous cycle of lecture/lab in a ... More

    p. 771

  3. Ensuring Quality in On-Line Instruction While Encouraging Faculty Participation

    Lee Williams & Brian Danielson, Slippery Rock University of PA, United States

    The mission of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Technology is to foster the enhancement of teaching excellence in all forms by providing support and opportunities for... More

    p. 772

  4. From Newbie to New-Media Scholar: A Cohort-Based Approach to Faculty Development that Enables Faculty and Support Agencies To Do More With Less

    Kevin Wilson, Boise State University, United States

    Efforts to assist faculty in adopting new technology or course designs often encounter two barriers: (a) faculty have little time and limited experience with new technologies or course designs, and... More

    pp. 773-774

  5. Increasing Student Innovation and Creativity by Emerging Students in Collaborative, Cross-Discipline, Technology Enhanced Innovation Bootcamps

    Geoff Wright & Paul Skaggs, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering, United States

    We believe students need to possess an understanding of innovation and related skills (i.e., creativity, problem finding and forming, ability to generate and develop new ideas into practical and... More

    pp. 775-781

  6. Teaching Programming to Junior High and High School Students to Improve Mathematical Ability and Self-Efficacy

    Geoff Wright, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering, United States; Peter Rich, Brigham Young University, College of Education, United States; Keith Leatham, Brigham Young University, College of Mathematics, United States

    As a result of low scores on recent international assessments, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and other globalization and economic factors, many schools are eliminating or reducing... More

    pp. 782-788

  7. Use of Animation to Display Math Problems on Computer-Based Test

    Masahiro Yachi, Chie Hoshi & Noriko Kitani, Center for Research on Educational Testing, Japan; Kanji Akahori, Center for Research on Educational Testing / Hakuoh University, Japan

    This research is an attempt to use animation to display complex math problems on computer-based testing. To translate math problem into mathematical expression is one of the key factors in math.... More

    pp. 789-794

  8. Supporting a Blended Learning Course by Podcasting

    Michael Zeiller, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria

    The efficient use of different kinds of podcasts (audio, video and screen casts, enhanced podcasts) in a part-time degree programme based on blended learning at a university of applied sciences is ... More

    pp. 795-803

  9. Effects of Situated Learning on Students’ Knowledge Gain: An Individual Differences Perspective

    Robert Zheng, University of Utah, United States

    This study focuses on the effects of situated learning model on students’ knowledge gain by investigating the influence of individual differences in the implementation of such model. 80... More

    pp. 804-807

  10. Description of a Hybrid Electronic Field Trip

    Omolola Adedokun & Juli Bell, Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University, United States; Jamie Loizzo, Department of Agricultural Communication, Purdue University, United States; Wilella Burgess, Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University, United States; J. Paul Robinson, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, United States

    This Best Practices session will describe zipTrips, an electronic field trip (EFT) designed to approximate the benefits of a physical field trip by giving middle school students the opportunity to ... More

    p. 808

  11. Evaluating the Use of E-Learning at KSU Using the E-learning Maturity Model

    Mubarak Alkhatnai, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    This paper presents an evaluation of the use of e-learning at King Saud University (KSU) using the e-learning Maturity Model (eMM). The main essence of the eMM is improving the course-level... More

    pp. 809-818

  12. Are Digital Students Learning the Same on Both Sides of the Ocean?

    Diana Andone, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania; Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University, United States

    Digital students use online tools as part of their day to day experience. This paper describes the implementation and results of a cross-cultural pairing between college students in the United... More

    pp. 819-826

  13. How a Virtual Campus for Digital Students (ViCaDiS) should be?

    Diana Andone & Radu Vasiu, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania

    The main purpose of the Virtual Campus for Digital Students - ViCaDiS Project (2007 – 2009) is to assist international cooperation in learning by using social media and open source applications.... More

    pp. 827-832

  14. An Evaluation of the Use of PebblePad with Undergraduate Education Studies Students

    Jane Barnard, The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

    This paper describes the evaluation of the use of an e-portfolio system, PebblePad, on a first year Education Studies degree programme. The evaluation concentrated on the students’ experience of... More

    pp. 833-839

  15. WebCT Tools and Formative Assessment in Online Courses

    Antonina Bauman, Hawaii Pacific University, United States

    Abstract: With the emphasis on student-centered instructional strategies, formative assessments provide a necessary means to help both instructors and students adjust their teaching/learning skills... More

    pp. 840-842

  16. Online and Hybrid Courses: Maximizing Student Learning

    C. Kaye Bragg, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States; Penelope Swenson, California State University, Bakersfield, United States

    A major goal of hybrid or online teaching and learning is to encourage deep learning and move away from surface or superficial learning. Our paper identifies critical elements of course redesign... More

    pp. 843-846

  17. Improving Faculty Response to Student Writing

    Linda Brender, Macomb Community College, United States

    This paper reports the findings of a study exploring student, faculty and administrator preferences for how faculty responds to student writing. Results were derived from a limited usability study... More

    pp. 847-850

  18. Strategies to Successfully Implement Online Portfolios and Electronic Assessment Systems

    Marwin Britto, Central Washington University, United States

    In preparation for our academic program accreditation review, our college adopted a commercial online portfolio and electronic assessment system. For a variety of reasons, the adoption did not go... More

    p. 851

  19. Assessing Students’ Digital Competence in Schools

    Antonio Calvani, Maria Ranieri & Antonio Fini, LTE - University of Florence, Italy

    Digital Competence is now emerging as a keystone for successful living in the contemporary society. How can such a competence be defined and assessed? The paper introduces a conceptual model to... More

    pp. 852-859

  20. The Challenges of Deploying Netbooks in Education

    Tom Chan, Southern New Hampshire University, United States

    Netbooks are mini-laptop computers designed for mobility, online access and general office applications. Their great popularity with consumers ascertains equal impact on the technological... More

    pp. 860-863